December 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood drive planned in memory of woman

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a very difficult time for blood donations, but for the second year, a blood drive will be held in memory of an area resident who gave back to her community in many ways.  A blood drive will be h More...

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Artist’s wintry muse was Pennsylvania industrial landscape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ernest Fiene, whom Esquire magazine called “the regional artist of the metropolis,” excelled at painting New York cityscapes and its harbor bustling with tugboats, ferries and ocean liners.  More...

Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie

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Obituary project makes victims more than just stats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a bloody day in Philadelphia: five people shot or stabbed dead. One of the shooting victims was Trina Singleton’s 24-year-old son, Darryl. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 26   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

MU wrestling to celebrate Wednesday

There will be a lot of things going on Wednesday evening when the Mount Union wrestling team hosts Claysburg.  At the top of the list, the Trojans will be seeking the program’s 600th dual meet victory. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Whiteout  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 22.  House  More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:  Migration plan a nonstarter, Dec. 17   By removing itself from the United Nations Global Compact on Migration (GCM), the United States avoids a Turtle Bay entanglement that could snare future U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Chatter Box

New year brings many opportunities

There’s something about a new year and the opportunities it brings — opportunities to make changes, amends, a fresh start.  More...

Healthy Living

What if you could find a solution for heartburn?

Heartburn occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter, the muscle at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, is weakened or put under too much pressure. More...

Reflexology: pain relief through the feet

Reflexology is a therapeutic method that is similar to shiatsu and acupuncture. It consists of exerting sustained pressure with the fingers on zones or reflex points on the extremities that correspond to organs or internal functions. More...

Are multivitamins and probiotic supplements necessary?

Powder, capsules, tinctures and tablets: nutritional supplements come in all shapes and sizes and are taken for many different reasons. Supposedly, they can treat nutritional deficiencies, help you lose weight or improve your athletic performance. More...

Special Sections

Survey results review retention

After nearly four months of research, Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) partnership with the Penn State’s Sustainability Institute has to a close, and with some shocking results.  More...

Display and reunion event highlights former school

Memories of the former Alexandria Elementary School will be the highlight of a commemorative display and reunion event planned for Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Alexandria Bank Building.  More...

Homeowners aided by USDA program

Due to changes in state income limits, the 504 loan program offered through the United State Department of Agriculture is now more widely available to residents who are in need of repairing their homes.  The single family housing repair loan and More...

Local News

ORJMA members meet briefly

It took members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint MunicipalAuthority(ORJMA) only 15 minutes to handle business items during their final meeting of the year recently.  Members noted the brief meeting is a good thing, adding meetings earlier in the More...

Three occupants transported

State police at Huntingdon and emergency crews from Stone Creek Valley Fire Co. More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

US fishermen fear forests of power turbines

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — East Coast fishermen are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry.  More...

Passenger attempted to bring gun on plane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A passenger tried to bring a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag at Orlando International Airport causing a long back-up at checkpoints during the Christmas holiday rush.  More...

News of Yesteryear

HASB members hire firm as elementary consultant

75 Years Ago  Thomas Stapleton, 74, lost his life last night in a fire which completely destroyed his home in Oneida Township, a short distance off Cold Springs Road in Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagles survive Raiders, lock up home field

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through Philadelphia.  Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Eagles clinched the No. More...

Steelers secure bye in opening round

HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates they didn’t need to make up for Antonio Brown’s absence. He just wanted everyone to do what they could to help out, figuring that would be enough.  It certainly was.  More...

More scrutiny for NFL after another reversal

With yet another touchdown reversal by officiating chief Al Riveron, the only thing that’s “clear and obvious” anymore is the owners’ decision to grant full replay authority to NFL headquarters has only added to the league&rsq More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Senior Citizens hold December meeting

Bricktown Senior Citizens president Selwyn Parks called the Dec. 6 general membership meeting to order with a word of prayer offered up by Dorothy Emery. There were 19 members in attendance. More...

Holiday giving for the whole family

Part of the magic of the holiday season is making wishes come true, not only for your loved ones but for others in the community, too. More...

Inkwell meeting to feature peer critiques

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7 p.m. with a critique work session.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Coed sleepovers, revisited

DEAR READERS: I recently published a letter from “Not Comfortable,” who is helping to raise her three granddaughters. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017:  More...

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